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Hi, I'm Joshua. I'm an #ActuallyAutistic adult (yes, we exist!). I'm a shy, socially anxious introvert. I enjoy video games and advocating for autism acceptance, ending stigma, sex worker rights, free speech, human rights, and the prevention of child sexual abuse.
It’s an odd psychology that makes people resist giving $1000/mo to hard-working citizens to buy what they need, yet be OK with billions/yr given as subsidies to industries already making huge profits destroying the planet so that a tiny group of people can buy whatever they want.
Want to resist the surveillance pandemic? Make a contribution to the Tor Project today. There are lots of ways, from recurring gifts to one-time cryptocurrency transactions. Every donation makes a difference. https://torproject.org/donate/donate-ann-usetor-tw #UseAMaskUseTor
Folk devil: in the study of moral panics, a folk devil is an exaggerated evil group or entity around which public fear and outrage is stoked. Pedophiles and child sex traffickers are the folk devils of our society's moral panic around child sexual abuse. #ProstasiaDefines
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
Using two-factor auth is one of the simplest things users can do to protect their accounts, but teaching it can be tricky. Our lesson plan will help you navigate this landscape in a way that won’t confuse your learners or cause them to lose interest. https://sec.eff.org/topics/two-factor-authentication
Obama shitting on socialism shouldn’t surprise anyone. He once bragged that he’d be considered a Republican in the 1980s. Just because he was a good story teller doesn’t mean that he wasn’t a corporatist who sold hope to the people while he was handing more power to Wall Street.
Contact tracing is vital for public health. But there may be more going on with digital contact tracing 👁️
Does your COVID-19 app trace the virus—or track you? Find out in #FreedomOnTheNet. https://freedomhouse.org/report/report-sub-page/2020/false-panacea-abusive-surveillance-name-public-health
You’re not “saving democracy” by blindly supporting a party that has rigged its own primaries, kicked the Green Party off ballots, & taken more money from Wall Street in 2020 than the corrupt Republican Party. You’re doing the machine’s bidding and enabling the corporate duopoly.
Price of HIV prevention drug Truvada:
United States: $2,000
Americans pay 250x more than Australians. Meanwhile, U.S. taxpayers spent $50,000,000 developing the drug. https://www.citizen.org/article/heres-how-broken-the-u-s-healthcare-system-is/
“I beat the socialist.”
“I won’t ban fracking.”
“I’d veto Medicare for All.”
“I don’t support a Green New Deal.”
“Nothing will fundamentally change.”
@JoeBiden@twitter.com has spent the election attacking the left and we’re just supposed to take it? I don’t think so!
WE DESERVE BETTER.
Bernie would’ve won the presidency twice if the DNC hadn’t rigged the primaries against him & America would look a lot different right now. So let’s not make the same mistake again in 2024 and expect the DNC to give us a fair shake. We need to build our own party. @4aPeoplesParty@twitter.com
North Koreans recently told researchers from Human Rights Watch about beatings, rape and starvation in pre-trial jails https://econ.st/37vZjZP
"Men rated as less attractive earned 9% less than those with average looks; those who were rated as handsome earned 5% more than those considered to be average. For women, the penalty for being unattractive was 5%..the advantage of being attractive was 4%" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5558203/
Can we take a step back and look at the research that has been done and not base Acts on Fear.
Those who on the Registry are not the individuals to be monitored. This is just going to add MORE PUNISHMENT to those who are trying to live out their Second Chance. #DoBetter https://twitter.com/prostasiainc/status/1320005378147495936
This is not only troubling, but I would think illegal. #Illinois Cook county DA's have been judge-shopping whenever it comes to sex offense cases... and have been doing it since 2013.
"An analysis by The Oregonian found that homeless people who have even temporary housing are less likely to be booked into jail in [Portland] than people living on the street." People need housing, not handcuffs. https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/10/housing-makes-a-difference-in-homeless-arrest-rate-how-we-analyzed-the-data.html
Wish Twitter would do the same. https://twitter.com/kamalaharris/status/1320376087646511107
Hey @Twitter@twitter.com. DSM-5 called pedophilia a sexual orientation until people got uncomfortable and they changed it. How about you don’t do that? Read the research before you blanket block statements or discussions.
@email@example.com @AboutPedophilia@twitter.com @JamesCantorPhD@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @ProstasiaInc@twitter.com @DrGTenbergen@twitter.com @Preventionintvn@twitter.com A few of us academics will see what we can do our end. They better not block the research. This is a mess. Fucking Q’Anon bullshit is why.
@TNF_13@twitter.com @Twitter@twitter.com Like DSM-5 used the term orientation before clinicians got mad and did the exact same thing!